4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Good Shot Variety(BH and FH)(Open and Wooded)
-Woods holes have some challenge, especially 13 and 17.
-Concrete Tees(Not huge but solid)
-Noticeable Lines(Some holes have crazy lines you wouldn't imagine, mainly those who play this daily know them but they are there.)
-Traffic is never heavy, but still a fair share of people playing.
-Friendly Locals(I know about everyone who plays this course daily, I'm one of em, and everyone is enjoyable.)
Cons: -During baseball season noise volume is loud due to games
-Train tracks across the street can have some interruption
-occasional people driving quads around(due to it being a local park)
-Lack of seating and trash cans.
-Randoms like to tear the signs off the posts, therefore most holes lack signage.
-Bathrooms are always questionable.
-During summer you get midget football practice in the field on 8(Just yell FOUR and wing it, cause that's what we do!)
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, I started playing here and love to go out everyday regardless of weather. This isn't a top of the line course but if you don't enjoy it well you don't know how to enjoy a round of DG. Maybe and hopefully I'll see you around!!
--I like to update a little about the current condition of the course. If recent rain can hold some water. Biggest flaw and stated above in the cons is the signage. Randoms rip them down every time new ones are put up so sadly it has kind of been overlooked now. Still a course I enjoy almost daily and the navigation isn't bad. Pretty much it follows smooth, 7 is in the woods behind 6 (some people might miss that, there is a pathway right behind basket 6), then heads back in the woods which flows smooth.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
~Enjoyable layout, open front 9 and wooded back 9.
~Navigation is very easy and provides good flow.
~Good mix of holes throughout.
~Distances play well for a wide range of skill levels.
~Concrete tee pads.
~Baskets are in great shape.
~Course is easy to find, ample parking provided.
~8' tee pads are not quite long enough.
~A few of the wooded holes need more defined paths.
Played this course while in town for a project down the way at the steel mill. Located real close to where I was working and easy to find, it was a great way to unwind. The entire course was wet and muddy, but I expected this since it rained the entire day prior and I was actually pleased with it not being in worse condition. Played my 1st round on a fairly windy and cool day. Nice mix of holes and getting around was easy. All in all this is a very nice course with a real solid layout. I would have no problem coming back here and playing.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good park setting, with minimal interference between course and other park activities. Nice mix of open holes with enough mature trees to keep things interesting on the front nine (with one tight wooded hole, number 7), and more tight technical holes on the back nine. Course relatively easy to navigate, with just a couple of potential problems. Tee pads in good shape, albeit somewhat short.
Front nine ends back at the parking area near hole 1, making for a true front/back nine experience, though 18 finishes a little ways from the parking/hole 1 area.
Park has ample parking close to the course, adjacent to tee areas for holes 1 & 10, allowing you to start on either the front or back nine. Restrooms beside the parking area. Course map/scorecards at kiosk near short pad for hole 1.
Cons: Shule is thick to impenetrable in some places on the back 9. Navigation issue of missing hole 7 seems to have been resolved by placing a very obvious sign pointing to it on the trees behind the basket for hole 6, but it's still possible to miss the long tee area (and indeed, the entire long layout fairway) for hole 13 if you don't look carefully at the map -- there's a clear path leading away from the basket for 12, but if you take it you can only get to the short pad/fairway for 13. The long pad and fairway for 13 are reached by heading around a line of small trees behind the basket for 12, in the opposite direction from the visible path.
Hole 13 is unusual in that the fairways for the long and short layouts are completely different -- the short version is a tight line through the woods to the pin, while the long version is a completely open straight shot down a reasonably wide fairway with high grass to the left and thick shule to the right (between the long and short fairways) until just before you reach the pin location, which is tucked well back into the woods on the right at nearly a ninety degree angle. While the long version isn't a bad hole in the abstract, in many respects it's very similar to hole 11, which (though shorter) plays very much the same -- tee from near the beginning of a line of woods on the right with an open fairway and tall grass to the left, to a pin tucked into the woods on the right. Having two holes so similar to one another with only a single hole between them makes the long version of 13 feel somewhat repetitive.
Other Thoughts: Front nine rewards throwing far on several holes, without a lot of risk/reward choices -- you can be way off your line on most holes without hurting yourself too much (except on hole 7). Distance matters a lot less on the back nine, where control and shot-shaping are much more critical, and where thick and unforgiving shule lines the fairway on many holes. I'd sort of prefer a layout that mixed things up between these two different styles more, so that they came into play on the same hole at times or at least so that it were less all one or the other on each half, but that might have been tough to do given the available land/space and course flow/navigation considerations.
There was at least one discrepancy between the layout for Am Worlds and the course map here -- hole 17 had only one tee pad, which seemed to be the shorter of the two shown on the map.
All in all, this is a course worth playing if you're in the area; I didn't love it, but I didn't regret playing it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course offers a good variety of shots including technical and distance shots and both Hyzer and Anhyzer. Good flow and newly redisigned which offers some great improvements
Cons: A couple holes in the woods might be classified as poke and hope especially #13 and #17. Could be improved with just a couple trees removed. The tee pads being installed might be a little short on the open holes but should be sufficient on the wooded holes
Other Thoughts: Concrete tee pads are currently being installed. Holes 1-5 are complete with both short and long tees. The long tees are very creative on the front nine and will be very fun to play. The long tees on the back nine looks to have just lengthened most holes.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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